RURAL EMERGENCY HOSPITAL

Technical Assistance Center

Welcome to the Rural Emergency Hospital Technical Assistance Center, your dedicated resource for navigating the complexities of the Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation.

About RHRC’s REH Technical Assistance Center

Committed to helping rural communities thrive

The Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) is a new Medicare provider type created to address the growing concern over rural hospital closures. Learn more about this designation. Our resources are designed to provide support with the REH process for hospitals, offices of public health, and hospital associations.

Is your hospital considering an REH conversion?

Are you a Rural Emergency Hospital?

Are you with a State office of rural health or an association and want to get your hospitals connected?

REH Resources and Education

Explore the feasibility of an REH conversion

We are here to assist you. We understand the unique challenges faced by rural healthcare providers and are dedicated to helping you deliver exceptional, sustainable healthcare services to your communities. Let us know what you’re looking for:

Detailed information on the REH designation process
Seeking advice on compliance and best practices
Networking with a peer group of CEOs whose facilities have gone through the transition
Exploring funding and improvement opportunities

Understand if REH is Right for Your Hospital

Join us to learn all the steps of consideration, application, and conversion.

Peer Network of CEOs Post-Conversion

Develop partnerships and expand your knowledge in this transformative, peer-driven, capacity-building network.

Talking to Your Community About REH

Interested in asking your community for feedback? We’ve developed tools for communicating with your community about the REH designation.

Stay Connected & Informed

Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, the Rural Health Moment, to stay informed about the latest happenings in our rural communities.

Understand if REH is Right For Your Hospital

Join us to learn all the steps of consideration, application, and conversion.

Peer Network of CEOs Post Conversion

Develop partnerships and expand your knowledge in this transformative, peer-driven, capacity-building network.

 

Stay Connected & Informed

Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, the “Rural Health Moment,” to stay informed about the latest happenings in our rural communities.

Talking to Your Community About REH

Interested in asking your community for feedback? We’ve developed tools for communicating with your community about the REH designation.

 

Case Studies

Explore the feasibility of an REH conversion

REH Peer Network

Have You Converted? Join Our Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) Network

The Rural Emergency Hospital Technical Assistance Center (REH-TAC) invites hospital executives and administrators whose facilities have converted to the REH designation to join the Rural Emergency Hospital Network. All REH hospitals are welcome.

Janice Walters
Executive Director
Janice has been leading the work of the RHRC since its inception. She has a background in health finance and is a highly rated rural health expert with over 20 years of relevant leadership experience.